Eye-Popping Scenery

Melanie Kim and Layne Bittner went to South Africa last year on a very specific mission: To study the promise of reconciliation in the wake of apartheid. They were traveling as part of a team from Columbia Heights’ Church of All Nations that included four Koreans, two white Americans, a South African Indian, a Kenyan, and one African American. “Our church is focused on racial reconciliation and celebrating the multi-cultural makeup of the Twin Cities,” Bittner said. “What better people to learn from than South Africans?” The pair had their picture snapped just outside of Cape Town while taking in the scenery along the wondrous promontory at Cape Point.

Melanie Kim and Layne Bittner